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Information Technology Industry

Focuses on development and implementation of technology and applications
Includes Microsoft, Intel, and telecommunications companies, resellers, and vendors

Information Technology (IT) professional

An individual who works with information technology
Demand for skilled IT professionals will continue to grow

Future Information Technology Positions

Computer support
System administration
System analysis
Database administration
Security support
Network systems analysis
Data communication
Software engineering


Transfer of labor from workers in one country to workers in another

Computer Science

Focus on science and engineering
Important knowledge areas:
Math Requires theoretical and analytical skills

Management Information System

Focus on practical applications of information systems and technology

System Engineers

Focus on
Must develop strong project management skills

Software Engineers

Focus on
Keeping applications up to date

Electrical Engineers

Focus on technologies relating to cutting-edge communication and digital circuit design

Changes caused by

Changes in technology
Changes in business


Assure employers of skills
Used to assess competency
Often required by employers
Benefit prospective IT employees and employers

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